Jazz Guitar Timeline


1926 - Eddie Lang
1928 - Django Reinhardt

1935 - Johnny Smith
1936 - Charlie Christian

1940 - Barney Kessel
1940 - Chuck Wayne
1941 - Herb Ellis
1941 - Tony Mottola    
1943 - Joe Pass
1946 - Billy Bauer
1946 - Jimmy Raney

1951 - Kenny Burrell
1953 - Sal Salvador
1954 - Tal Farlow
1955 - Al Caiola
1955 - Jim Hall
1955 - Wes Montgomery
1956 - Howard Roberts
1956 - Lenny Breau  
1957 - Charlie Byrd
1958 - Tiny Grimes
1959 - Grant Green
1959 - Pat Martino

1960 - Bill Jennings
1960 - Joe Diorio    
1963 - George Benson
1964 - Attila Zoller
1964 - Jerry Hahn
1966 - Larry Coryell
1968 - Jimmy Ponder

1970 - Earl Klugh
1972 - Jimmy Bruno
1973 - Bill Frisell
1973 - Jack Wilkins
1973 - Mick  Goodrick
1974 - Pat Metheny
1974 - Vic Juris
1976 - Dave Cliff
1976 - Emily Remler
1977 - Doug Raney
1977 - Joshua Breakstone
1978 - Birelli Lagrene
1979 - Chris Flory

1981 - Mimi Fox  
1981 - Peter Leitch  
1987 - Mark Whitfield
1988 - Dave Stryker
1988 - Russell Malone

1990 - Steve Erquiaga
1991 - Peter Bernstein
1992 - Charlie Hunter
1995 - Sheryl Bailey

2000 - Joe Cohn

* The year indicates when their careers approximately started.